Hong Kong and Macao suspended their rollout of the BioNTech coronavirus vaccine citing packaging defects related to a single batch of doses, creating concern among those who’ve already had one dose.
Federal data says nearly half of U.S. public schools are now open for in-person classes, indicating the nation is approaching the goal set by President Biden for a return to school, though still a long way from normalcy.
In his first interview since taking office, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said coronavirus vaccines must “reach people where they are,” at farm fields and construction sites, to ease profound racial and ethnic disparities.
Texas and Oklahoma joined a growing list of states opening vaccinations to their general adult populations starting March 29.
In an unusual rebuke, an independent review board said AstraZeneca may have only used partial data when it announced the results from its U.S. vaccine trial, in the latest set back for the drug company.
At least 82.8 million people have received one or both doses of the a coronavirus vaccine in the United States. More than 544,000 people have died of coronavirus in the country, out of almost 30 million confirmed cases.